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The Curate in Charge; A Novel by Mrs Oliphant (Paperback) Loot Price: R361
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The Curate in Charge; A Novel by Mrs Oliphant (Paperback): Margaret Wilson Oliphant
The Curate in Charge; A Novel by Mrs Oliphant (Paperback): Margaret Wilson Oliphant

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The Curate in Charge; A Novel by Mrs Oliphant (Paperback)

Margaret Wilson Oliphant

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. AUNT JANE. The St. Johns had one relative, and only one, so far as they knew. This was Miss Jane Maydew, who lived in London, the aunt of their mother, a lady who possessed in her own right?but, alas, only in the form of an annuity?the magnificent income of two hundred and fifty pounds a year. To think that this old lady, with only herself to think of, should have fifty pounds more yearly than a clergyman with a family, and all the parish looking to him ! More than once this idea had crossed even Hester's mind, though she was very reasonable and could make her pounds go further than most people. Miss Maydew was not very much older than her niece, but yet she was an old lady, sixty-five, orthereabouts. She liked her little comforts as well as most people, yet she had laid by fifty pounds of her income for the last twenty years, with the utmost regularity. A thousand pounds is a pretty little sum of money, but it does not seem much to account for twenty years of savings. A stockbroker might make it easily in a morning by a mere transfer from one hand to another; and to think how much wear and tear of humanity can be in it on the other hand! It is discouraging to poor economists to feel how little they can do, labour as they may; but I don't think Miss Maydew had anything of this feeling. She was on the contrary very proud of her thousand pounds. It was her own creation, she had made it out of nothing; and the name of it, a thousand pounds! was as a strain of music in her ears, like the name of a favourite child. Perhaps it was the completion of this beautiful sum, rounded and finished like a poem, which gave her something of that satisfaction and wish for repose which follows the completion of every great work; and this brought about her visit to Brentburn, and al...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Margaret Wilson Oliphant
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 134
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-07764-4
Barcode: 9780217077644
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-07764-1

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